FARE WAR: Business class to Europe from $1795 wide open cities and dates!


UPDATE #1: We are adding new cities as we find them — there are now fares starting from $1795!

UPDATE #2: Oneworld pricing appears to either be dead or extremely limited from Atlanta, but still alive on many dates from Pittsburgh. SkyTeam availability still appears to be very strong as of 2:30pm Eastern time. This fare sale is not likely to last, so we recommend booking if you find dates that work for you.

We have discovered an all-out business class fare war on all three alliances from a wide range of cities in the US to London and Paris from $1799 round trip, with other cities possible/likely.  I am adding dates and cities as we find them. Even better prices may be possible by Extreme Stacking British Airways discounts to save big.

Additionally, Alaska Airlines is offering large bonuses for travel on British Airways in premium cabins — I believe most of the British Airways fares would be “I” fares that should earn 250% mileage flown on Alaska before any elite bonuses). For example, Detroit to London with a stop in Chicago each way should earn about 21,000 redeemable miles before any elite bonuses.  You might be able to stack the incredible value of the American Express Business Platinum 50% rebate (Update: This benefit has expired. As of June 1, 2017, the pay-with-points rebate has been updated to a 35% rebate with an annual cap of 500,000 rebated points) with Alaska’s bonuses to create yourself a nice little mileage run on this sale.

Here are a few finds from Google Flights — all showing May and June or June and July, but pricing is through the end of the schedule on many routes.

Greenville/Spartanburg to Barcelona from $1795:


Phoenix to Barcelona from $1799 on Delta / SkyTeam — or to Madrid from $1942, Dublin from $1937, London from $2009, Stockholm:


Houston to Barcelona from $1799, with London, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh all pricing at just over $2,000 with SkyTeam:


Atlanta-Paris from $1870 available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays through the end of the schedule on AA/BA:

Update: This route appears to be dead.

ATL-CDG Airlines


Dallas to London on Delta/Virgin Atlantic/KLM from $1979:

DFW-LON airlines

Detroit to London from $1977 on American Airlines / British Airways :

DTW-LON airlines

Pittsburgh to Paris on Oneworld and Skyteam (some dates with Star Alliance also) for similar pricing from $1999:

PIT-CDG Airlines


Philadelphia to Paris from $1999 on Star Alliance and Skyteam:

PHL-CDG airlines

Detroit to Rome, Naples, Bologna, and Palermo from $1957 on American (all under $2k available):


Denver to Manchester, UK from $2013 or Edingburgh from $2025 on Delta/KLM/Virgin Atlantic:


Many other routes are possible and likely. Let us know your finds in the comments!

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I can’t find anything from PDX/SEA/SFO for July/August under 3-3.5K.
I have never been able to replicate these finds on google flights. What am I doing wrong?
I have not yet tried the airline sites directly though.

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Good stuff. I need to visit London the week of Memorial Day, so this prompted me to go and see if United had any bargains.

And I just got round trip PDX-LHR via SFO for $2509, booked directly with United. Departures on Tuesday and Wednesday only. So that’s leaving two days earlier than I otherwise would have booked and returning one day later, but at less than half the price.

$2500 for west coast to London, on the 747 upper deck!

Many thanks for the post.


Here’s the ones I found re United PDX-LHR. It looks like depart Tuesday or Wednesday and stay 9 or 12 nights.


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Randy W

One World availability is severely limited – prices are not available after click through.


Appears the prices on One World have jumped from ~$2k to ~$2200.